Latin accumb + -ent
- Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
#:*The Roman ... accumbent posture in eating. - Arbuthnot
- (Botany): Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf - Gray
#:*Accumbent cotyledons have their edges placed against the caulicle. - Eaton
- One who reclines at table.